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Old 11-20-2013, 12:42 AM
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2001 F250 radio

Hey everyone, I am in need of some advice.
Im the very proud owner of a 2001 F250 Crew Cab.
6.8l, V10 with 434,100 miles (yes 434,100)

My question is, what other year could I get a radio and have it fit "Rufus".
I would like to use a factory radio instead of all that fancy stuff.
I appreciate you help in advance
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:16 AM
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I don't understand Rufus so take this for what it's worth.

Last summer I purchased an 02 F250 that had a cheap aftermarket radio in it. Then I remembered, long ago I had a 98 F150 that came with a cassette player which I swapped over to another Ford CD (I think it came from an Explorer) player one. As I recall, the F150 radio rode on a rail - which I had to remove to make this swap.

I found it and made the swap. Size and electrical wise it was direct fit/ no mods required. Then I dug out a bunch of old cassettes, they still worked.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:46 PM
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I'm definitely not an expert but Ford radios during that time period were pretty standard so if the radios look the same you should be able to swap them with little or no modification. You will need to make or buy the ford radio removal tools
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:17 PM
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i replaced my 6 disc CD OEM unit with a single CD from a guy on ebay that rebuilds them. He added an aux jack also which is nice. I think I paid 235$
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If you're going to put money into it I suggest an aftermarket stereo for a couple of reasons, first the factory radios are basically junk, after market radios are usually built much better, sound better and have more features. And with the harness adaptors that are out there, are easy to install.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:14 PM
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I've put factory ranger stereos and f-150 stereos after 97 and a 2002 super duty stereo in my 99 super duty and my 2000.
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I upgraded from stock to a factory 6disk version once, i think in 05 or thereabouts the connectors changed if you're looking for factory upgrade. Its now sitting on a shelf in my garage *wink wink*

I used cut up metal clothes hangers to push in the holes to release the clips, but i guess those are hard to come by anymore.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:33 AM
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Thanks for all the responses. "Rufus" is what I named the truck for now.
Yeah I thought about going aftermarket on the radio but leary since my jeep and work truck both have been broken into and tthe radios stolen...the jeep twice. But I do agree on the sound improvement. Just a shame you can't have nice things anymore.
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thats why I got the one on ebay...no one want to steal it. HEre in DAllas I count my self lucky the trucks not stolen everyday much less the radio.
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Ill try and find it but someone on here took the face of the old radio and made it a face plate for their aftermarket one. Before they got ot every time he would place it over his aftermarket radio and it looked just like a stock one lol.
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Thanks for all the responses. "Rufus" is what I named the truck for now.
Yeah I thought about going aftermarket on the radio but leary since my jeep and work truck both have been broken into and tthe radios stolen...the jeep twice. But I do agree on the sound improvement. Just a shame you can't have nice things anymore.
Man, I think you need to move to a better neighborhood.
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My aftermarket unit has a removable faceplate, and it won't work without it attached. I can just pop it off and carry it with me.

I have a later model Ford 6CD unit that is available. IIRC, it came from a 2008. The CD is inop, but the radio works fine. PM if you want it.
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My aftermarket unit has a removable faceplate, and it won't work without it attached. I can just pop it off and carry it with me.

I have a later model Ford 6CD unit that is available. IIRC, it came from a 2008. The CD is inop, but the radio works fine. PM if you want it.
I've had several aftermarket headunits with this technology, however after a while they develop connectivity issues and the faceplate will disconnect if you hit a bump etc. If your truly worried about someone stealing your stero, you may want to just get a factory unit, or tint your windows, or get a really nice anti theft alarm, or all three. But even with all of that if someone wants what's in your truck their going to get it. Its sad but true.
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